In a disaster for many parents during the holiday, Build-a-Bear has issued a recall for roughly 300,000 “Colorful Hearts Teddy” bears due to a choking hazard. The culprit, shown left, contains “substandard fabric” in some runs that may allow an eye to break free, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
What I find remarkable is that this bear alone was sold to 284,000 children in the United States and 13,200 in Canada. That is just one of the bears.
The bad bear is 16 inches high with black plastic eyes. The body is covered in multi-colored heart shapes. Children will be given a coupon for a new bear after bringing their friend to the teddy bear dump for recycling. That should leave a lasting memory. There is no viable claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress in forcing a child to give up her beloved teddy bear so it can be mulched.
The company is answering questions at 866-236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Saturday, and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Sunday.
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The other day I was telling a few friends of mine, including one who used to be an illegal alien, about the old Echelon program “BRB,” my friend said, “Bio. Okay he tweeted, poop is coming out”, and yeah, we could hear him strain, and then collapse. Fearing he was dead, we rushed over to see his recovery, and oddly, a box of trojans. Man, the smell was so bad, the dog took one look at me, and human to animal, I could tell he thought it was nasty.
Anyway, I recalled all of this, because the bear that Professor Turley has posted, sort of makes me sick and nauseous, I would hate to be a pilot flying a commercial jet loaded with passengers and have that odd bear show up on my iPad.
But yeah, we do live in a society of fear and that is used against us, as well as to fund some really stupid programs.
We should all keep that in mind and remember how it relates to zero tolerance bullshit as well.
That is a really ugly fabric print. And those bears are over-priced anyways.
And really, those eyes look small enough that if swallowed, they’d come out in the end just fine.
“Yes” to what others have said about “fear.” The following came to mind:
“It’s the “give us all sorts of extra powers immediately with no real oversight or we’re all going to die” form of government that has been so in vogue lately.”
“Unfortunately, if the past few years have been any indication of how this all works, there will be no significant debate until the deadline is close, and then Senators will demand that everyone quickly reauthorize things or we’re all going to die (or some equally horrible scenario). It’s the “give us all sorts of extra powers immediately with no real oversight or we’re all going to die” form of government that has been so in vogue lately.”
Fear has become the great motivator and means of propaganda for control in American society. Every media type uses it and we the people gobble it up.
Maybe those scary movies (where the dolls and bears turn into demon possessed killers) sinks in and is stored somewhere that titillates the amygdala with fear pulses is at the heart of this.
The institutionalization of fear is a civic failure.
I understand and ditto your statement…
We have become a society driven by fear. When my very bright granddaughter was in Jr. High, I went looking for a chemistry set for her like some I had. I managed to wear out at least four large size ChemCraft sets as a teenager. I could not find anything. The closest was a kit that “grows” crystals, something I can do with stuff I keep under the kitchen sink so that was not a viable option.
After some research, I discovered that you not only cannot buy a chemistry set for a kid, you actually need special permits to purchase some of the chemicals that came standard with the old ChemCraft sets.
We are poorer for fear somebody will get sued. I read a comment the other day where someone bought a picture frame bearing a label warning the wood frame was not to be eaten.
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